The Dodgers began the season winning 23 of their first 29 games against the National League West. However, they have lost 15 of 23 divisional games since then, including dropping the last four games. They look to avoid a San Diego sweep with tonight's finally.
Cory Luebke is making his second big league start for the Padres tonight, after allowing four runs in five innings against the Rockies on Friday, including two home runs at Petco Park. John Lindsey faced the southpaw Luebke once in the minors this season, on August 15 in Portland. Against Luebke, Lindsey walked once and struck out twice in three plate appearances.
Here's a cool look at Ned Colletti calling Lindsey after he got news of his major league callup. As Chris Volk of Dodgerfan.net astutely noted, Colletti told Lindsey that the Dodgers would fly Lindsey's family out to Houston, which suggests he will get playing time during that series.
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Game Time: 7:05 p.m.
TV: Prime Ticket, ESPN